Celebrex side effects: Is there reason for concern?
What Celebrex side effects
side effects cannot be anticipated, but if any develop or change in
intensity you should inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Only your physician will be able to determine if the Celebrex side
effects you experience will preclude you from continuing to take this
effects may include:
diarrhea, headache, indigestion, nausea, respiratory infection, or
Possible food and
drug interactions when taking this pain medication:
In addition to the
Celebrex side effects mentioned, this medication should not be taken
with certain other drugs. The effects of either could be increased,
decreased or altered when taken with some of these other medications.
It is very important to check with your doctor before combining
Celebrex with the following:
Ace inhibitors, a
type of blood pressure and heart medication, including such drugs as
Capoten, Vasotec and Prinivil)
agents such as Coumadin
(water pills) such as hydrochlorothiazide and Diazide
currently taking low doses of aspirin to protect against heart attack,
you can continue taking Celebrex. However, using aspirin increases
your risk of bleeding and stomach ulcers, and Celebrex does not have
aspirin's protective effect on the heart.
information if you're pregnant or breast-feeding
It is believed
that Celebrex and similar pain medications may harm a developing baby
if taken in the third trimester, and its safety earlier in pregnancy
has not been confirmed. You should only take this pain medication if
you're absolutely sure that the risk is justified.
It's possible that
Celebrex makes it way into breast milk (limited data from one subject
indicated that the drug is excreted in human milk) and is believed to
possibly cause serious reactions in the nursing infant. If this pain
medication is absolutely essential to your health, your physician may
advise you to discontinue breast-feeding while on Celebrex.
Some information from The PDR Pocket
Guide to Prescription Drugs
Additional information and webpage by
Paul Susic M.A. Licensed
Psychologist Ph.D Candidate (Health and Geriatric Psychologist)